Sexual Abuse Crisis Information Page

This webpage has been created in response to the sexual abuse crisis of minors and adults in the Diocese of Buffalo. We are in the process of building this site, but wanted to, in the meantime, have all related information in one place for you. The material and information here will be continuously updated to provide transparency, accountability and action. The most essential part of our response is a deepened commitment to care for the victims and help them heal of these crimes committed by representatives of the Church.


Letter from Bishop Michael W. Fisher 

Independent Audit Report 2020 

Whistleblower Policy

Adult Sexual Abuse & Misconduct Task Force

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Child Victims Act (CVA)

Code of Conduct

Diocese of Buffalo Policy and Procedures for the Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Historical Data and Graphs

Independent Review Board (IRB)

Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP)

Listening Sessions

List of Priests Placed on Administrative Leave

List of Priests with Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Report Abuse/Misconduct/Fraud

Safe Environment Training/VIRTUS

Parish and Catholic school employees and volunteers, over the age of 18, who work with children and young people in the Diocese of Buffalo, are required to attend a sexual abuse awareness session.

Statements, Articles, Press Conferences and Interviews

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Victims Assistance Coordinator